Papoose Gnome House with Felt Roof
Papoose Gnome House with Felt Roof
Papoose Gnome House with Felt Roof
Papoose Gnome House with Felt Roof
Papoose Gnome House with Felt Roof
Papoose Gnome house
Papoose Gnome House with Felt Roof

Papoose Gnome House with Felt Roof

Papoose

Regular price $73.95 Bundle & Save

Developmental Benefits: Independent Play, Imagination & Creativity, Language Skills 

If you have been looking for the perfect home base for small world play, look no further! 

This sweet, handmade wooden Gnome House by Papoose is the perfect place for your and your little one to start creating a world of imaginative free play!

The interactivity of this house is totally brilliant: You can open and close the front door, lift the roof fully off or lift the flap to peek inside.

Gnomes and furniture sold separately.

*Orders containing a combination of pre-order and in-stock items will be shipped when all pre-order items have arrived. See full shipping info below.

Product Details
  • Wooden House - Made of Suar Wood 
  • Removable 100% Wool Hand-felted Roof
  • Made using 100% natural wool products and non-toxic biodegradable dyes
  • House Measures 60cm W x 22cm D x 19cm H
  • Gnomes and furniture sold separately.
Supervision is required for all children under 4 years
As with all our beautiful handmade items, variations may occur from the image with each piece having its own unique characteristics.
Designed in Australia, and lovingly made by hand in Nepal.

 

Benefits for Baby

Starting with a “house” as part of your small world play is a fantastic tool for supporting your little one's development in the foundational early years. Used as a storytelling prompt or scene for the retelling of a favourite book, it can be invaluable in helping young children make sense of literacy in a kinaesthetic manner. By adding a few extra materials to the mix it’s possible to extend the learning and play even further, helping your baby understand their world in a social, personal and emotional way. 

Your baby may start to show an interest in small world play (which simply means creating a life scene for the child to play with) from around the age of 18 to 24 months. You can use miniature items, such as dolls furniture or animal figurines, in the environment you set up. The goal is for the child to act out ideas from real life or reenact stories they know of. It's also a great idea to add extra sensory elements by incorporating different materials and textures from around (or outside) your home. For example a green handkerchief could become a patch of grass; a circular mound of rice bubbles could become a campfire; rounded leaves could become stepping stones. What a wonderful, rich time of learning!

Once your baby starts to show an interest in small world play, you can set up an open-ended invitation to play by creating a scene and letting them interact with it as they wish, as they free play to their heart's content—which, by the way, probably won't be for nearly as long as you'd hoped, which is why it's a good idea to have few pre-purchased essentials on hand that you can set up and pack away in a jiffy!

Modelling ways to play is a wonderful way to amaze and delight your little one, and you can start doing this from any age. For example, a baby who can sit up with support would have a blast watching you enact a small world scene using paper people figures or free standing wooden dolls. For example, you could make up a story about a character who has terrible table manners during a high tea! The benefit of having a few props is that they can help un leash your own creativity too, giving you some story ideas, and things to interact with! (Just make sure younger babies don't actually handle any small items themselves, even under active supervision).

Our Top Tip: With small world play, as with other types of object play, it's a good idea to pack up and put away the scene once your baby has finished playing with it. Rotate with other toys and activities, including indoor and outdoor free play. By bringing particular toys out only every now and then, and combining them with something new each time, the magic will stay just as potent as ever so you can get your money's worth for years and years to come!

 

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping 

SHIPPING WITHIN AUSTRALIA 

We offer flat rate or free shipping to all Australian addresses.

  • Orders of card deck only $34.95: $7.95 - Flat rate Standard AU Shipping 
  • Order over $34.95 but below $150 AUD: $9:50 — Flat Rate Standard AU Shipping 
  • Orders over $150 AUD: FREE — Standard AU Shipping
  • AU Express Post is avaiable for a flat rate of $18. We will ship your package the same day if your order is placed before 2pm AEST.

All items are shipped by Sendle or Australia Post.

Your order could take up to 10 business days to arrive, depending on your location. We will notify you when your order has been dispatched.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We offer international weight-based shipping to most countries outside of Australia:

  • Orders below 500g: $7.95 AUD — Flat Rate Standard International Shipping 
  • Orders over 500g: $35 AUD — Standard International Shipping

All duties and taxes will be the responsibility of the purchaser. All items are shipped by Sendle OR Australia Post.

International delivery timeframe: allow up to 24 business days from when your order is shipped.

Pre-Orders

If you choose an item that is on pre-order and an item that is in stock, we will ship your entire order as soon as all items are in stock. If you wish to have your items shipped separately, please place separate orders or email us at hello@happylittlepeople.co to arrange payment for extra postage.

Packaging and Processing

When in stock, your items are usually packaged and processed for shipping within 1-2 business days. We will notify you via email if there are any processing delays.

When items are out of stock but available for pre-order, we will make it clear to you before you place your order that you are placing a pre-order and give you an expected timeframe of when we expect the stock to arrive. (May be subject to delays outside of our control).

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RETURNS POLICY

Refunds

If your items have been posted we are unable to cancel or refund your order. Please get in touch ASAP if you have made a mistake with your order or changed your mind.

Exchanges

We want you to be 100% happy with your purchases. If for any reason an item is not what you expected, the wrong colour or size or you are unhappy with it in any way, it can be exchanged up to 14 days after the original purchase was made.

If you need to exchange an item, send us an email at hello@happylittlepeople.co.

The item must be returned to us unused and in its original packaging.

Once the item has been received we will then send you your new item. Please note all postage costs for exchanges are the purchaser’s responsibility.

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Help

Hello there! If you have a question or are after something that is out of stock, we’d love to help you out! 

Email us at hello@happylittlepeople.co or complete our quick contact webiste form.

We'll do our best to get back to you within 48 hours. 

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